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Poster: I_love_you Date: Jun 18, 2007 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did I miss something?

hello tree-ap, I for one, have been on this site listening to the music for a while but have not posted much until recently. i guess i was too blown away by getting to hear the 60's for the first time. i have 2 from the vault, but thats about the limit of my exposure. "New Potato Caboose? never heard of that song..." but ne way maybe that is the case with some of the other new faces. i am not a novice in general, though. i am 16, was raised on the dead, and actually saw jerry when i was 3 at Hygate VT in '94. my memory is a little blurred though... i wasnt on acid, i was just really little...

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jun 18, 2007 10:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did I miss something?

Don't worry---acid trips @ shows are overrated. The best show I ever saw I was completely straight, or maybe I should say sober---don't EVER go straight, just go forward.

I've been hearing the GD fairly reguarly since about '75, as I had relatives who went to shows back then. Me, I din't get to see them until Fall '89, 10/19 @ the Spectrum. My son is 16 also & was dancin in the womb @ 4 shows @ the Capital Centre in Landover, MD during what was termed their last "great" tour in the Spring of '91. I managed to get to take him to a total of 4 shows @ the Spectrum from '93 to '94, and he barely remembers it also.

There are songs I've never heard studio versions of, but just about every song they ever played live at all, I've heard versions of. And don't limit yourself to any particular year or groups of years, because the GD played some pretty spectacular shows right up until Jerry died. Yea, there are some years that receive a lot of attention, '68 clear through to '77, but '79, '82, '85, '87, '89 are all great years in their performing history. Also make sure you pay attention to ALL types of music, from classical to bluegrass/country (country before the '70's that is), to rock to rap. Variety is something I learned from listening to the GD over the years

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Poster: 5t0n3d Date: Jun 18, 2007 11:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did I miss something?

ive been let up on to some pretty kool stuff during my time being, but ive never been let up on the grateful dead. am i human?
dont get me wrong, i was brought up listening to older music from the 50's, 60's, 70's, even 80's and 90's, but for some reason ive never been big on GD
i figured this post would fit snug right here

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Poster: tree-ap Date: Jun 18, 2007 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did I miss something?

Music has no soul anymore as far as I'm concerned. After Nirvana brought about the third-coming of punk, music has pretty much sucked ever since---alternative is now mainstream. I don't think a day has gone by without me listening to the GD at least once in the last 18 years. Well, maybe there's been a FEW 24hr periods without hearing them. If you're new to the GD, you're in for treats you can't begin to imagine. I still remember pretty clearly the night I "got" the GD, and life has not been the same since.